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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lunchtime Quickie

posted by on August 12 at 12:01 PM

How come they get Pānico

… and we get America’s Next Top Model, Smallville, One Tree Hill, Veronica Mars, and an endless supply of NOT-funny-nor-was-it-ever Seinfeld re-runs. It’s not f*cking fair.

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For someone out there, that was the perfect porn.

Posted by Justin | August 12, 2008 12:32 PM

I don't know if it's art, but I like it.

Posted by jackie treehorn | August 12, 2008 12:34 PM

Finally, quality television.

Posted by Amelia | August 12, 2008 12:38 PM

What's wrong with Veronica Mars? She's in highschool (later college) but she's also a detective!

Posted by Little Red Ryan Hood | August 12, 2008 12:56 PM

Just watch the shows on CBC (channel 99) instead.

They're way more funny.

But I liked the first few seasons of Veronica Mars, although seeing Life on Mars (BBC) replaced that for me at some point.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 12, 2008 1:11 PM

Did you actually WATCH Veronica Mars when it was on the air, or are you just using it as a typical crappy teen drama example? I'm just wondering, because it was actually an incredibly well-written show.

Or maybe I'm just missing sarcasm because I'm tired...

Posted by Georgia Guy | August 12, 2008 1:14 PM

And I really like the word "actually," it would seem.

Posted by Georgia Guy | August 12, 2008 1:21 PM

Tried. Maybe I shoulda tried harder? All the CW shows bore me to tears. Boring, boring, boring...

Posted by KELLY O | August 12, 2008 1:22 PM

Kelly O Has definitely not seen Veronica Mars, but she's obviously in the vast majority, or else I'd still be watching it right now. Goddammit it.

Posted by Jesse | August 12, 2008 1:22 PM

seinfeld was funny. it still is.

you are joyless.

Posted by max solomon | August 12, 2008 1:42 PM

@9 - I just laughed WAY harder than I should have at "Goddammit it." But like I said in my post, I'm pretty tired.

Posted by Georgia Guy | August 12, 2008 1:47 PM

Yeah, uh. Seinfeld wasn't funny. That's why they've been re-running it for years.

"I only watch shows that don't exist yet." - Kelly O

Posted by bearseatbeats | August 12, 2008 2:00 PM

Seinfeld was definitely funny. weak sauce.

Posted by ZWBush | August 12, 2008 2:24 PM

I found that weirdly reassuring. It is not just America that goes for crap on TV, it seems to be a part of the human condition.

Posted by Zander | August 12, 2008 2:25 PM

Imagine the ratings if one of those girls started peeing her bikini and hit one of the little guys. How is that no TV exec has the cahonnes to run something like this now that the Janet Jackson fine is zero and the Christ army is leaving the White House. Porn stars with speaking parts (see I Love Money on VH1) is more offensive than this, can we get some real titilation?

Posted by left coast | August 12, 2008 2:29 PM

I just blew my load onto SLOG.

Posted by Obrigado | August 12, 2008 3:27 PM

Apparently the only people who actually liked that flaming turd known as Veronica Mars are ALL living in Seattle. Also noteworthy @ 12, they have been replaying Antiques Roadshow for years and I don't think that it is funny in the slightest. I think I did see the careers of all of the actors of Seinfeld on the Roadshow, sentimental value counts for something I suppose.

Posted by Vlad Von Haykstrom | August 12, 2008 4:26 PM

@17 - I guess you didn't read #6. Last time I checked, I'm not from Seattle but I love me some Veronica Mars. If you think that show was a "flaming turd," I'd be interested in knowing what you consider good TV.

Posted by Georgia Guy | August 12, 2008 5:05 PM

@18: Two and A Half Men is what they define quality television as, I'm assuming. Fuck the masses, I love me some Veronica.

Posted by Jessica | August 12, 2008 6:07 PM

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